U.S. LEGISLATION NEWS

This Week in Gambling: The mobile betting march across America
More than just betting on sporting events, mobile betting will help states when it comes to regulating online gambling, including casino games and poker.
08/28/2019

This Week in Gambling: Justice Department appeals Wire Act decision
The Department of Justice has appealed the decision that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting in an effort to target online gambling and poker.
08/21/2019

This Week in Gambling: Iowa sports betting launch and Pennsylvania online poker update
J. Todd has new information about online poker in Pennsylvania, including partnerships, software and potential launch dates.
08/07/2019

Governor Sununu legalizes sports betting for New Hampshire
Today, Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 480, an act relative to sports betting, with New Hampshire lottery officials and lawmakers.
07/12/2019

NCPG reintroduces bipartisan Gambling Addiction Prevention Act of 2019
The updated act would require the Department of Defense to develop policies and programs to prevent and treat gambling problems, in coordination with the Department’s other behavioral health efforts.
07/09/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: More US states pushing for sports betting edition
This week, we saw two more U.S. states making progress in legalizing sports betting, a jackpot in Las Vegas, another WSOP bracelet winner as the annual $10,000 Main Event kicks off, and a summer promotion at Intertops Casino Red.
07/05/2019

This Week in Gambling: California online poker and sports betting update
This week J. Todd looks at some of the core issues, including the ongoing legal battles and disagreements between Tribal gaming interests and California state cardrooms.
07/02/2019

Illinois governor signs capital plan that includes massive gambling expansion
The historic $45 billion bipartisan plan includes new casino in Chicago and other new gambling options, including expansion of video gaming terminals and sports betting.
06/28/2019

AGA speaks on Illinois legalizing sports betting
Earlier today, Governor Pritzker signed a bill to legalize sports wagering in The Prairie State.
06/28/2019

This Week in Gambling: Congressional threat to DOJ's Wire Act plans
Despite the decision of a Federal Judge, the U.S. Department of Justice still plans to enforce its opinion that the Wire Act applies to online gambling and poker.
06/26/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Virtual sports and sports gambling edition
The WSOP has had impressive numbers so far, Century Casinos acquired three properties, Rivers Casino is building a new hotel, an introduction of the NBA’s first virtual sports betting game will occur and sports wagering in New England states is making moves.
06/21/2019

New York sports betting legislation passes the Senate
Senator Joseph Addabo's sports betting bill passed the Senate after a 57-5 vote as part of an ongoing effort to legalize sports wagering in the state.
06/17/2019

GAN welcomes online sports betting for New Hampshire
New Hampshire is the 14th State to legalize sports wagering in the U.S. and the sixth to do so this year.
06/14/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: 100th story edition
Along with New York approving sports wagering this week, we have a massive jackpot win, an online slot tournament, a millionaire made at the WSOP and a one-year celebration in Atlantic City.
06/14/2019

This Week in Gambling: Justice Department loses Wire Act case
J. Todd talks New Hampshire after it prevailed in its lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice.
06/12/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Wire Act and WSOP edition
This week we have a WSOP bracelet winner, a BitStarz giveaway, a new sportsbook is unveiled, Illinois approves a gambling expansion bill, and federal judge issues a pivotal ruling regarding the Wire Act.
06/07/2019

Federal Judge says Wire Act only applies to sports betting
Yesterday, a New Hampshire federal judge concluded in ruling that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting, rejecting a 2018 opinion that expanded the 1961 federal gambling law to cover interstate online gambling.
06/04/2019

Massive gambling expansion bill approved in Illinois
Over the weekend, the House and Senate in the Prairie State passed Senate Bill 690, which now awaits a signature from Governor JB Pritzker.
06/03/2019

Wynn Resorts issues statement regarding MGC decision
The Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts issued a following statement regarding the decision of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
05/28/2019

GVC receives Nevada license approval
The group has received the required regulatory approvals to operate in the state for an initial two-year period, along with Roar Digital receiving a transactional waiver to operate in New Jersey.
05/28/2019

This Week in Gambling: The DOJ's Wire Act shell game
The state of New Jersey has sued the U.S. Department of Justice over its recent reversal of opinion on the Federal Wire Act.
05/15/2019

Legal sports betting in US reaches one-year mark
Calling the U.S. Supreme Court's May 2018 decision to abolish the federal ban on sports betting the "industry's biggest victory in a generation," American Gaming Association Senior Vice President Sara Slane discusses the progress that has been made over the last 12 months and what we can expect in the future.
05/13/2019

Indiana governor signs sports betting bill
On Wednesday, Governor Eric Holcomb signed the sports wagering bill that the state's legislature approved less than three weeks ago.
05/09/2019

This Week in Gambling: More states legalize sports betting
This week, J. Todd covers two additional U.S. states passing sports betting regulation, with another two on the edge of legalizing it as well.
05/08/2019

iGaming in a post-Brexit environment
As Brexit looms on the horizon, Ron Mendelson from Fast Offshore explains the climate of uncertainty surrounding iGaming operators.
05/02/2019

Wynn Resorts responds to Encore Boston Harbor ruling
Wynn Resorts makes an official statement regarding problem gambling after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission hit it with a $35 million fine and also announced the company will retain its casino license for the $2.6 billion resort casino set to open in Boston in June.
05/02/2019

Online sports betting to become legal in Tennessee
Governor Bill Lee is allowing a bill to legalize mobile-only sports betting in the state to become law without his signature.
05/01/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Opening and sports betting edition
This week, we have two opening announcements, sports betting news from several states, the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe schedule announced and Intertops Poker hosting satellites.
04/26/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Online gambling news edition
This week, Pennsylvania made a big announcement for those anticipating the launch of online casinos in the Keystone State.
04/19/2019

Pennsylvania online gambling scheduled for July launch
Players in Pennsylvania can mark 15 July on their calendars as the date online casinos will launch in the Keystone State.
04/18/2019

This Week in Gambling: DOJ online gambling lawsuit breakdown
New Hampshire's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice has begun, and the future of online gambling in America is at stake.
04/17/2019

The many benefits of securing a Malta gaming license
Malta has been a beacon for the online gaming industry for well over a decade, and its gaming license is now considered the gold standard all over the world. Ron Mendelson from Fast Offshore explains.
04/16/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: More Wire Act news edition
In New Hampshire yesterday, the state's lottery commission was the first to argue the DOJ's opinion to a federal judge. Also this week, we have another massive jackpot winner, an online casino celebrating five years and more.
04/12/2019

This Week in Gambling: Online gambling and legal landmines
The Department of Justice now considers online gambling and sports betting between the states illegal.
04/10/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Spy edition
During the MGC's hearings this week, the Commission heard two sexual harassment complaints as well as reports that Steve Wynn's ex-wife Elaine Wynn and other employees in the company were spied on.
04/05/2019

This Week in Gambling: DOJ wants online gambling lawsuit thrown out
The Department of Justice does not want to fight the 15 states suing them over their attack on internet betting.
04/03/2019

Sports betting makes positive strides in New Hampshire and Tennessee
Both New Hampshire and Tennessee moved the ball forward yesterday in regards to legalizing sports gambling.
03/20/2019

This Week in Gambling: 15 states join DOJ online gambling lawsuit
Just two months after the Department of Justice announced it was changing its opinion on the Wire Act, 15 states and the District of Columbia are set to challenge the DOJ in court.
03/20/2019

This Week in Gambling: Washington State lawsuit targets free casino games
Washington has been aggressive towards our industry, even when there is no money being wagered. This suit against Big Fish games could have interesting implications for our industry.
03/06/2019

This Week in Gambling: Online gambling, the Wire Act and dark money
Gambling news this week includes the decision of the increasing scrutiny on the Department of Justice decision to change their opinion on the Wire Act.
02/27/2019

Dutch Gaming Authority fines two companies
A fine of €400,000 was imposed on Exinvest Limited in Cyprus and 1X Corp. N.V. in Curaçao for illegal gambling websites.
02/26/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Laws and legislation edition
In the news this week was a complaint filed against the DOJ,approval of a sports betting bill, a U.S. state allowing mobile sports gambling, an online poker bounty tournament and a vote to settle a lawsuit.
02/22/2019

Washington, DC approves sports betting bill
The bill paves the way for Intralot, the D.C. Lottery operator, to become the provider of a sports betting app rather than going through a bidding process.
02/20/2019

This Week in Gambling: Justice Department sued over Wire Act opinion
One state lottery has already filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging the DOJ, with another threatening to do the same.
02/20/2019

NetEnt granted permanent license by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Since September 2015, NetEnt has been able to supply online casino games in New Jersey while the full license application was being reviewed.
02/18/2019

New Hampshire challenges DOJ's opinion on Wire Act
On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, a complaint has been filed about the 1961 Wire Act applying to lottery sales over the Internet.
02/15/2019

This Week in Gambling: DOJ Wire Act opinion corrupt and unethical
Suspicion was that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson had a lot to do with the Department of Justice's decision, and now we know for sure.
02/13/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Rebranding and partnership edition
This week, we have another state making progress on legalizing sports wagering, a massive jackpot, an online casino handing out $44,500, a new partnership and the rebranding of an iconic Las Vegas Strip casino.
02/08/2019

Top 10 US states most likely to legalize sports betting in 2019
As we enter 2019, many states are taking action to move toward legalizing sports betting. Here, Dan Ippolito looks at the states that are most likely to do so within the year.
02/04/2019

AGA: Americans support legal sports betting
Majority of Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting, according to research released today by the American Gaming Association.
01/30/2019

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